God Endorses Strong Borders and Nationalism and so Should You, Christian

Donald Trump Speaks at Pastors and Pews Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to a group of pastors at the Orlando Convention Center, Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump's second issue that resonates with humanity is the issue of a sovereign land with strong and clear borders; the defense of law and order over chaos. There is scriptural evidence that God himself drew the borders of our lands and expects us to defend those borders with force, even promising his divine help.

I will fix your boundary from the Red Sea to the sea of the Philistines, and from the wilderness to the River Euphrates; for I will deliver the inhabitants of the land into your hand, and you will drive them out before you. (Exodus 23:31)

God appears to care about the "boundaries of [our] inhabitation."

and He made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined their appointed times and the boundaries of their habitation. (Acts 17:26)

The Bible says God separated us and set up the boundaries we have.

When the Most High gave the nations their inheritance, When He separated the sons of man, He set the boundaries of the peoples According to the number of the sons of Israel. (Deuteronomy 32:8)

One doesn't even need to go as far back as the Old Testament to find evidence of God's love for borders and his desire to see them enforced. Let's revisit the miraculous life of a teenaged martyr, Joan d'Arc. It is undisputed that prophecies existed all over France about the "Maid of Lorraine" who would come to unite France and drive out the English who had invaded their borders and were oppressing their people. The prophecies were widely known and written about before the birth of Joan d'Arc, one even being attributed to the famed Merlin. Joan began seeing visions of St. Catherine as a young girl, and when she was 19 she was told by heavenly sources to go to King Charles VII. How does a peasant girl get an audience with a king? Despite every possible obstacle, Joan made it to the weak ruler (in name only) of France. Their meeting was a documented miracle. Charles put her to the test since she had never laid eyes on him. He dressed in common clothes and put someone else on the throne and watched her search for him in the crowd. Joan came straight to him and knelt at his feet. Not only could she identify him, but later she revealed to him the content of his prayers that only he would have known. Charles was convinced she was the Maid of Lorraine sent by God, and so it began.

God was intervening in France's political struggle. Teenaged Joan, a peasant girl with no military training but a fervent desire to do the will of God, led France's army into battle many times, winning many battles until her capture and martyr. Her actions lit a fire under the French and they finally drove out the English and united their country under Charles VII. It is one of the clearest instances of divine intervention in history. Any other explanation of the rise and life of this young girl falls flat. God himself defended the borders of France.

Christians need to recognize the sovereignty and authority of God over our borders and we should fight to defend them as He commands we do. There is nothing biblical about open borders, global government, and chaos. But Trump's platform of the rule of law and order and sovereign nations can be heartily defended by Christian theology.